Skip To Content

ME Time: Making room for joy



Full course description

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024 


Time: 12–1 pm PST 


Audience: All faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan are welcome to attend.  


Location: Zoom. (Once you’ve registered, you will be directed to the course Canvas page where you can find the Zoom link.) 


About this workshop: 


Join Dr. Ellen Choi for this 60-minute Zoom workshop that combines theory from positive psychology frameworks with wisdom traditionssuch as mindfulness, self-compassion, and energy management.  


This workshop will offer participants practical ways to become more attuned to their inner experience so that they can be more present (and perhaps less chronically depleted) in their work and life. In this experiential workshop you will try reflection activities, guided meditation, journalling, and breathwork to help you feel your emotions, manage energy, and connect with yourself. 


Important Notes: 

  • The session will not be recorded, but the slides will be shared 
  • Closed captioning can be enabled. 


About Your Facilitator:  


Dr. Ellen Choi is an Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour in the Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).  


Dr. Choi is an organizational psychologist with training in the fields of Social Psychology and Organizational Behaviour. She received her PhD from the Ivey School of Business in 2017, and her MSc from the London School of Economics in 2012. Her research interests revolve around workplace wellbeing and mental health. In particular she studies the effects of mindfulness training on stress, attention, emotion regulation, errors, authenticity, resilience, and performance under pressure.  


Dr. Choi teaches in the area of organizational behaviour on topics such as leadership, training and development, motivation, and decision-making. Prior to graduate school, Ellen traded in commercial real estate for 8 years with CBRE. She is also a yoga instructor and executive meditation coach.